182. Tringa. alpina.
THE DUNLIN, or PURRE.
Male 7 1/2". Rill 1 3/4", black. Legs black.— In winter: Ash-brown, shafts darker. Central tail projecting, dark brown. Laterals ashy, edged white. Upper tail-coverts dark brown. Abdomen white.— In summer: Head and abdomen black. Breast spotted white. Axillaries white. Breeds in N. Europe and Asia, and migrates in winter to S. Europe, N. Africa, and S.W. Asia. Common in 28". India in the cold season, but not in S. India, Ceylon, or east of Bay of Bengal. Eggs (1.3 x 0.95) buff, with brown marks. (J. 883. B. 1478.)
Also T. americana. 7 3/4". From N. America, E. Siberia, south to China.